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FERRIS – Dalencia M. Tatum, a 2003 graduate of Ferris High School, has exceeded her own expectations. She is now nearing the end of her one year fast track master’s degree program in Adapted Physical Education. After completing high school, she attended Huston-Tillotson University as a student athlete. Becoming a predominant member of the Lady Rams Volleyball, as the starting blocker, she was soon ranked in the NAIA Red River Conference for blocking.

During her years are HTU, she joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and Kinesiology Club, which she was president for two years in each organization. Graduating Cum Laude in 2007, ranked fourth in the Kinesiology Department, she soon started her Master’s at Texas Women’s University.

She was nominated an outstanding Adapted Physical Education Student and recognized for her contributions to the American Music Therapy Association by developing to routines for music motor movement. In May, she went to Norway to work with individuals with disabilities. Currently, she is researching volleyball for juveniles to have published and finishing the program with a camp for the visual impaired. She will be starting her career as a Middle School Physical Education Teacher and Coach at Crowley Middle School in Fort Worth.

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